SOURCE: Tricentis

October 28, 2013 02:00 ET

Tricentis Appoints Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales to Further Capitalize on Rapid Growth

Michael Eckhoff Brings More Than 20 Years of Software Sales and Marketing Experience to Leadership Role at Tricentis

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 28, 2013) - Tricentis, a global leader in enterprise software testing solutions, today announced the appointment of Michael Eckhoff as senior vice president (SVP) of worldwide sales. In this role, Michael will be responsible for driving top-line revenue growth by leading the company's global sales organization. He joins Tricentis at a time of rapid growth and momentum, as evidenced by strong customer traction and the additions of Sandeep Johri as CEO and Ajay Murthy as CMO.

"We are bringing together a highly experienced and accomplished executive management team to fuel the next phase of our growth and extend the reach of our products and services," said Franz Fuchsberger, co-founder and chief sales officer, Tricentis. "Recent software glitches have caused damaging interruptions with the NASDAQ and United States Health Insurance Marketplace and emphasize how vital it is to have effectively tested software to avoid these issues. These types of events create tremendous demand for the automated software testing solutions we provide." 

Michael brings more than 20 years of sales and product marketing experience to his role at Tricentis. He most recently served as senior executive of product marketing for HP Software's Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solutions. In this role, Michael led marketing and drove the strategic vision for these products, including the on-premise, service-based and cloud/on-demand versions. Previously, he was vice president of sales for the Application Lifecycle Management suite of HP software products in the Americas. Michael joined HP through the acquisition of Mercury Interactive, where he served in various sales and leadership executive roles. He also held senior-level positions at CA Technologies, AT&T and GTE.

"Tricentis has achieved success with global enterprises that is impossible to ignore and proves that the company is delivering the next generation of testing tools," said Michael Eckhoff, SVP WW Sales, Tricentis. "I am really excited to join the team and look forward to contributing to Tricentis' goal of enhancing the way organizations deliver best-in-class applications and innovate with peace of mind."

About Tricentis
Tricentis provides the leading enterprise software testing solutions for Global 2000 companies to accelerate business innovation. The unique Tricentis approach of business optimized software testing enables enterprises to achieve unprecedented automation rates while minimizing business-related risks. Tricentis solutions empower organizations to systematically align software testing with business needs, so they can harness technology change while optimizing cost and efficiency. The company's more than 400 customers include global brands such as Allianz, BMW, Deutsche Bank, HBO, Orange, Siemens, Southwest, Swiss Re, and UBS. Tricentis also has the highest customer renewal rate in the industry, at more than 98 percent, and its industry awards include Best in Test 2013. Gartner recognizes Tricentis as a visionary in the recent 2013 Magic Quadrant for Integrated Software Quality Suites. A fast growing, privately held company, Tricentis has offices in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, the UK, the Netherlands, the United States, Australia, and Singapore. To learn more, visit or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

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